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IMG Takes to Instagram for Model Scouting, With WeLoveYourGenes


IMG's Twitted earlier today:

ASPIRING #IMGirls: Follow @WeLoveYourGenes on Instagram + tag your photos (+ your friends’ photos) w/ #WLYG for a chance to #IMGetScouted!

The Instagram account is WeLoveYourGenes, which started a week ago by IMG's VPs of scouting Jenni Rose & David Cunningham, who've already signed on nearly a dozen girls according to the below msg:

@WeLoveYourGenes (#WLYG) is the new Instagram scouting account from @IMGModels dedicated to finding new models around the world! We’ve already signed nearly a dozen girls and are working to develop their careers. Follow us as we tell their stories and you might get discovered yourself!


Keep tagging your photos with #WLYG for a chance to get scouted! @lunasobrino's advice for getting scouted on Instagram? "

Who caught my personal attention? 14 year old Swede, Linn Odda:

Linn Odda

“I’m proud of what I created at American Apparel..."

NY Times: American Apparel Ends Role of Dov Charney and Hires a New Chief

Apparel2-blog427Six months after abruptly removing its founder, Dov Charney, as chief executive, American Apparel chose the longtime retail executive Paula Schneider as its new leader.


“I’m proud of what I created at American Apparel and am confident that, as its largest shareholder, I will have a strong relationship with the company in the years ahead,” Mr. Charney said in a statement sent through a representative.

“Naturally, I am disappointed with the circumstances and my over 25 years of deep passion and commitment for American Apparel will always be the core DNA of the company,” he said. “I wish the company continued success.”

A spokesman for the company declined to comment. Mr. Charney has been a consultant to the company during his suspension, a relationship that will end with the appointment of Ms. Schneider.



Fashionista: is ceasing production of its quarterly print magazine,, which debuted in 2012 back when it was still a part of Fashion Fairchild Media. A rep for Condé Nast attributes the decision to increased traffic on the website. "Since relaunch in early September, the site continues to exceed growth expectations," the rep said in a statement over email. "To continue that momentum, we've made the decision to focus 100% of our efforts on our core digital business."

Not surprised.

Riccardo Tisci On The Next 10 Years At Givenchy


Above from Riccardo's Instagram

Yahoo! Style:

JZ: What’s in store for the next 10 years for Riccardo?

RT: The past 10 years have been really amazing. The next decade will be about growing and achieving, more and more. I would like to bring Givenchy to an even higher level. I would like to make Givenchy become a lifestyle brand. I’m just very lucky to have worked with so many cool people.

And Julia:

JZ: I love it! I talked to Riccardo yesterday and I said, ‘What made you think of Julia?’ He’s like, ‘She was my first choice. She’s so iconic. She has this really strong, mature beauty about her and nobody can top her.’

JR: It’s so sweet. It’s funny because I had never met him before our first day together shooting the campaign. I was so nervous, and I was expecting this very kind of chic man in a suit and a white shirt and a tie. I come walking in and there’s this good-looking man in a plaid flannel shirt and some work boots. I’m like, “This is Riccardo?”

The State Of Playboy

20141201192307-playboy-ceo-nudity-completely-scott-flanders Playboy CEO: Nudity Could Completely Vanish From the Brand

“You could argue that nudity is a distraction for us and actually shrinks our audience rather than expands it,” says Flanders. “At the time when Hef founded the company [in 1953], nudity was provocative, it was attention-grabbing, it was unique and today it’s not. It’s passé.”

So passé that he predicts it will eventually vanish from the Playboy brand altogether.


Meanwhile, Flanders says the consumer reaction to the overhauled [SFW] site has exceeded his expectations. With a healthy bump in traffic from Playboy’s popular Facebook page, the number of unique visitors per month has quadrupled since June, a Playboy representative notes, from a low of 4 million uniques to an estimated 14.5 million last month.

Steven Klein Licked

Steven Klein

By Rihanna Monday night at the British Fashion Awards.

"Me+Rhianna being Naughty at the British Fashion Awards."

Elite World Wide Buys Fresh Model Management

Rosalieke by Yorick Nube


We proudly want to let everyone know that as of today we are officially taken over by Elite World! Mauro and I are the new directors of Elite Amsterdam and all of our models will be represented from now on by Elite Amsterdam. We are really looking forward to this new adventure and are very excited to make Elite Amsterdam, just like it’s successful offices in for example Paris, London and New York (The Society), a blooming and successful agency again! During the next month we will commute between Amsterdam and Hoofddorp to ensure that this transition goes as well as possible. Besides the headquarters in Amsterdam, we will set up the so-called "Elite Model Home" in Hoofddorp, from which Elite Amsterdam Scouting and Development will operate. Fresh Model Management always stood for an intensive and good guidance to the models we represent and that vision we want to continue and expand more then ever under Elite Amsterdam. From the Elite Model Home we'll offer Elite girls & boys intensive support which will consist of numerous workshops with catwalk coaches, nutritionists, personal trainers, mental coaches and much more! We will again be trendsetters because various models can move into the Elite Model Home as well to work on and get used to an international career as a successful model. A dream we’ve had for many years and we are now able to realize under the wings of Elite!

Rats Welcome Anna Wintour To Her New Office

Anna's new office at 1 World Trade Center


Multiple sources tell Gawker that the offices of Vogue, located on floors 25 and 26 of 1WTC, are dealing with a rat infestation. The infestation is so acute, one source said, that the fashion title’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, recently issued a standing order: Staffers must ensure that her personal office is rat-free before she enters it.